Number Two: A Special Edition Destroyer Novella (Destroyer Series)

Number Two: A Special Edition Destroyer Novella (Destroyer Series)

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by Warren Murphy, Donna Courtois
     
 
Accidents happen. The Vice President has seen enough of them: he’s seen the economy crash, foreign policy bungled, and civil liberties destroyed. When he gives speeches, he puts his foot in his mouth so often his tongue should have “welcome” printed on it. But when the accidents start turning deadly, a plot to assassinate the VP is discovered.

Overview

Accidents happen. The Vice President has seen enough of them: he’s seen the economy crash, foreign policy bungled, and civil liberties destroyed. When he gives speeches, he puts his foot in his mouth so often his tongue should have “welcome” printed on it. But when the accidents start turning deadly, a plot to assassinate the VP is discovered.

There is no love lost between this administration and CURE, the secret government agency created decades ago to protect the United States. Recent events in the White House have caused Harold Smith, CURE’s director, to sever the ever-present hotline between himself and the President. But patriotic duty calls: Smith must keep the Vice President safe. Remo and Chiun are summoned to protect the Vice President and flush out the villains. Can they eliminate the bad guys before the Vice President takes a hit? The race is on…

About the series:
Sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit, ex-cop Remo Williams is rescued from the electric chair and recruited by a secret government organization as an assassin, targeting criminals who are beyond the law. Remo's trainer is a grouchy old Korean named Chiun, whose mastery of the terrifyingly powerful martial art of Sinanju makes him the deadliest man alive.

Hilariously satirical and timely, the winning combination of action, humor, and mysticism has made the Destroyer one of the best-selling series of all time. With more than 150 books and over 50 million copies sold, the Destroyer has been praised by the LA Times as "flights of hilarious satire," and gave birth to the mythology of the brash young Westerner taught by an ancient, inscrutable master.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015748796
Publisher:
Destroyer Books
Publication date:
12/12/2012
Series:
Destroyer Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
487,390
File size:
559 KB

Meet the Author

Warren Murphy's first jobs in life were working on a pig farm, then as a movie usher, a sequin polisher, a public relations man for a brothel, a newspaper editor and a Democratic politician in Jersey City, New Jersey. "And then I went bad," he says, "and became a novelist."

That was back in the last century, and after some 200 books and several threatened retirements later, he is still at it. Now he is moving full-bore into the world of electronic publishing. Murphy has collaborated with his sons in forming his own publishing company, Destroyer Books.

Murphy is probably best known for the Destroyer series, which he created with the late Dick Sapir. With over 150 books and worldwide sales of over 50 million copies, the series is one of the longest-running and bestselling series of all time. The books were made into a movie, "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins" (a second movie is threatened to be in the works), a TV pilot, as well as more film and TV rip-offs than anyone could ever imagine.

Called "a mentor and teacher to a whole generation of crime and thriller writers" by Encyclopedia Mysteriosa, Murphy is no one-trick pony. The St. James Guide to Mystery Writers states that "The breadth of Murphy's talent staggers the imagination. Comic detectives, caper novels, large suspense novels, sword and sorcery spy novels, and locked room mysteries, together with short stories, comic books, movies, and countless collaborations do not even begin to mark the parameters of his creative genius...Murphy is the professional's professional, with work of consistently high quality."

Some of the other work on Murphy's resume would include:
- The Trace series
- The Digger series
- The Razoni and Jackson series

Not to mention Leonardo's Law, Ceiling of Hell, Grandmaster, The Forever King (those last two written with Molly Cochran), along with dozens of other works.

His books have won ten national awards, including a pair of Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America, two Shamus winners from the Private Eye Writers of America, and countless nominations.

In Hollywood, he wrote The Eiger Sanction, starring Clint Eastwood, as well as Lethal Weapon II. His Trace books inspired the TV show "Murphy's Law."

His website is http://www.warrenmurphy.com, where he is currently writing a blog on how to write a book.

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Number Two -A Special Edition Destroyer Novella 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lack maybe 15 destroyer books. I've been collecting for years. I used to like the subtle jabs at liberals and some of their programs. It was amusing. Ever since the late Clinton years though, rather than work with subtlety, the books now just hit you over the head with a big old "we hate liberals and everything they stand for" mallet. The fun, wry, wit is gone. It seems that instead of writing a fun enjoyable story, the authors would rather just rag on the administration. I'm disappointed by what the Destroyer has become.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters and possibly the lady who wrote this deserve better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a disappointment! With all the political intrigue, terrorist drhat a disappointment! With all the political intrigue, terrorist drug runners, human traffickers, etc. this is the best they could come up with? Not only is not worth the money it’s not worth the time to read it. ug runners, human traffickers, etc. this is the best they could come up with? Not only is not worth the money it’s not worth the time to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this! A funny send up of the Whitehouse, the First Lady and the VP. Plus a great story, too!